My buddy just bought himself a 'new' car. He upgraded from a ~96 Golf w/ well over 150k miles that was feeling it's age (recurring CELs, blown struts, exhuast problems) to a 2003 Jetta GLI w/ 22k miles. The thing is fawkin' sweet! I haven't followed the VW's in a while, but I guess this is the fully deluxe package. He's got the 24 valve 2.8L VR6 w/ the 6-speed trans. The interior is loaded, leather, heated seats, upgraded sound system, the works.. It STILL set him back some $18k! That's almost what I paid for my comfortably equipped 4x4 when I bought it brand new!
Wholey snikeys the thing is fast! It accelerates like a sport bike.. after ~2k it just explodes and the tach seems to move faster and faster until it hits the rev limiter. Pretty amazing car. I just got to drive it around the 'hood.. but I can instantly see how such a car would get me in trouble.
He was in the market for a hatchback. But couldn't find anything he was interested in, new or used. Seems such cars are pretty damned popular right now..
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